Scouting Report Chargers vs Rams
By Bill Smith
Antonio Pittman started
for the Rams against the Chargers and looked good. He was running up the gut breaking tackles
and sliding through very small holes. He
had 3 runs of more than 10 and on each one broke at least 2 tackles. He had only one run that was stopped for no
yardage. He ended up with 9 carries for
67 yards and a catch for 6. He scored 12
scouting points in a little less than a half.
That is a grade of B+.
Orlando Pace looked good
while the rest of the line looked like cheap lawn ornaments. He drove the outside linebacker into the
ground on several runs to his side. He
kept the pass rushers off the QB scoring points on 7 pass plays and on one he
put the DE on the ground and laid on top of him. BUT on a single play he totally blew a pass
block which not only resulted in a sack, a fumble and a badly bruised QB. That single play cost him 7 scouting points
and resulted in a C- grade.
Matt Wilhelm is starting
his second year of starting. He played
the first half against the Rams. He
doesn't read as quickly as you would like.
His time on special teams slowed his development. But he played consistently. He covers well in zone and holds up against
the run. He is a little slow to shed a
block and makes some tackles too down field.
He shows excellent effort making some plays that you would not
expect. He netted 6 points in a half
which rates a B- grade.
Bill Smith is a
former coach of several semi-pro teams and has scouted talent. He is a senior writer for http://BrutusReport.com. He has
also published several novels on http://ebooks-library.com/index.cfm and edits http://fryingpanpolitics.blog.com